Tottenham Hotspur kept among the leaders in the English Football League Division One with a comfortable 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion in London on Saturday (21 November).
TV Spurs attack from left to right. West Bromwich goalkeeper saves
GV PAN Spurs attack, high centre ball over bar (2 shots)
GV England scores from edge of area and players back to centre circle. Spurs I: W.B.A. O.
GV Second half, kick-off
SV W.B.A. score equaliser
SV W.B.A. striker Astle carried off field injured
GV Gilzena puts Spurs 2-1 ahead from goalmouth scramble and congratulated by team mates
GV Gilzean heads home Spurs third goal from high centre
GV WBA score second goal. Final score Spurs 3: WBA 2.
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Background: Tottenham Hotspur kept among the leaders in the English Football League Division One with a comfortable 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion in London on Saturday (21 November).
Spurs were rarely troubled by their Midland visitors but made little impression themselves until centre-half Make England drove home their first goal in the last minute of the first half.
After 61 minutes, Gould equalised for West Bromwich -- but within minutes Albion lost striker Jeff Astle through injury and Gilzean grabbed spurs' second goal. Gilzean added a third and minutes before the final whistle Brown notched a consolation goal for the struggling visitors.
SYNOPSIS: At White Hart Lane, London, Tottenham Hotspur moved straight into the attack in Saturday's Division One match against West Bromwich Albion.
Spurs -- among the leading contenders for the League title -- only struck their rhythm sporadically in a scrappy first half.
And, it was only seconds before the half time-whistle that centre-half Mike England cracked in their first goal
Albion resumed in more aggressive style launching a series of brisk breaks from defence. And after 61 minutes they equalised when Gould rapped home a badly misjudged back-pass.
But a few minutes later the Midlanders lost their striker Jeff Astle--carried off through injury.
After 67 minutes Spurs took a 2-1 lead when Scottish international Alan Gilzean netted from a goalmouth scramble.
Gilzean again -- this time heading home the Londoner's third goal with the Midlander's defence spreadeagled by a right-wing cross.
In the dying seconds of the game Albion notched a consolation goal through Tony Brown. Spurs finally ran out victors by three goals to two.